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Insecure early attachment might explain why people with social anxiety tend to suppress their anger

According to findings published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, people with social anxiety demonstrate higher levels of trait anger accompanied by a stronger tendency to suppress anger. The analysis further suggested that these anger regulation difficulties might have something to do with insecure early attachment. Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is defined by an unrelenting fear […]…

Ketamine and Psychosis Risk: New Data

Ketamine can have robust antidepressant effects, but clinicians have shied away from prescribing it in those with a history of psychosis. This study suggests it’s safe and doesn’t raise psychosis risk. Medscape Medical News …

People with anti-intellectual attitudes were less likely to wear masks and socially distance during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

New research provides evidence of a connection between anti-intellectualism and the public’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings, which appear in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, indicate that anti-intellectual sentiment is associated with non-compliance with COVID-19 health directives, such as social distancing and mask wearing. “The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust scientists and medical experts […]…

Weight training shown to reduce anxiety in randomized controlled trial of young adults

Research on anxiety and depression tends to center around individuals with clinical-level symptoms. This is understandable, as there is arguably greater urgency to find workable solutions for these populations. However, otherwise mentally healthy individuals also experience anxiety from time to time or may struggle with persistent levels of subclinical, mild anxiety. Furthermore, subclinical levels, by […]…